Look at my happy rainbow!

My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist

Popcorn angel.

My new school’s PTA does Popcorn Fridays to raise money. Kids bring in 25 cents and get a bag of popcorn for snack. Now I have lots of kids in my room that I knew, for whatever reason, wouldn’t be able to bring in a quarter.  A little guy came up to me and said, “Mr. _______, today is popcorn day! But I don’t have a quarter.” His face visibly.. Read More


Yesterday I read the amazing Milo Armadillo to my class and something wonderful happened.  When the story ended, and I closed the book, the class erupted into applause.  Usually one or two clap at the end of books and sometimes it spreads, but this was different.  Clearly it had moved them all. Something about the story of Talulah, a little girl who desperately wanted a pink, fluffy, bunny rabbit and didn’t.. Read More